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Plum, Serviceberry and Water Striders

Spring is happening everywhere you look now.  I took so many pictures this weekend I will try to put them in two different posts.

The American plum tree is blooming now and the fragrance is wonderful.  397 more words


Burnidge Forest Preserve - Elgin, IL

The nice thing about living in a state known for it’s massive city and outlying suburbs is the heightened appreciation for nature that inevitably follows. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a city person through and through but ever since the move to Chicago three years ago I have fallen in love with nature. 204 more words

Lions and Tigers and...Elk?

As I am sure most of you have gathered, virtually 100% of my travel adventures are far from home.  However, the past 6 months have been an almost non-stop travel craze.   161 more words


DuPage County May Start Killing Mosquitoes In Forest Preserves

WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) — A change in policy for dealing with mosquitoes in the DuPage County Forest Preserves could make recreation in the woods this year a little more comfortable. 231 more words